Monday, August 30, 2010


So I went to Mood with my sister and got this super great shirt fabric that I started making a shirt dress out of 2 weekends ago and was going to finish up yesterday.

I should add to the story that I usually NEVER follow a pattern I buy 100% - I always need to change something here and there... but buy the pattern that is closest to my own designs, I usually only have in my head so my progress is a step by step thing.

So I bought this pattern: Vouge V8613

But this pattern calls for a fabric with a light stretch - I was using a 100% cotton fabric with no stretch so I had to use a size bigger than what I would have picked normally and I wanted the buttons and front opening to go all the way down the skirt as well... I was planning to change the oak as well but changed my mind as it was just a little too much fixing back and forth and I just wanted to get the dress done before summer is over.

So last night when I was cutting the skirt parts out I was running a little short on fabric so I had to use all the tricks I knew to get the most out of it... and I got it all on there... except for that I cut out two right sides instead of one right and one left.... whaaaaat?!?!?!!

My mojo just disappeared and I was so upset - now what!?!
Today I called Mood and will send them a little sample of my fabric and HOPE that they still have it and can send me some more because I simply LOVE this fabric and I need to have this dress done!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby Model

I just have to post some pictures of when I had a little baby girl wearing my clothes. She was a great model and here are some samples:

This dress is not for sale on my Etsy store yet - so if you want to buy it you can send me an email at - Sizes range from about 9 months to 2 years (I will give interested specific measurements)

This one is also unavailable on Etsy for now, so once again if you want one - send me an email. 
Sizes available are: NB, 6M, 12M, 18M, 24M
Also available in Baby Blue for the boys

Soft Jean Romper - fits so great!
Sizes and more picture available at my Etsy shop

Saturday, August 14, 2010

First Visit to Mood

My sister was here at the end of July and we did our required visit to NYC - I absolutely LOVE that city and to be there with my sister just made it even better! I had promised to show her SoHo but we just had to stop at Mood. I am ashamed to say it, but I had never been there before this summer... and I was overwhelmed! I absolutely loved it. I didn't really have a plan in mind of what to make so my mind was spinning in millions directions when I was looking at all of the wonderful fabrics! I ended up buying just one... but that is ok now I know what to expect when I go next time.

Even though I have never really done any major interior designs - the fabrics that I was the most crazy about was the interior fabrics - there was so many of them, and they all could have made any home a fabulous home!

The fabric I ended up buying is a blue and white striped fabric for dress shirts and I plan to get inspired by Ralph Lauren and make myself one of my favorite attires for the moment: a shirt dress! What do you think?!